- # 561092 pts - Scout: billbartadamley1 week ago
Excellent Article, for someone considering enrolling into graduate school such as myself... there are amazing (MOOCS) Massive Open Online courses platforms... which now exist such as Coursera, Edx and FutureLearn which can work great as a matter of supplemental education.
However, the real challenge that lies ahead is the overall perception of receiving multiple certifications versus receiving an degree. My curiousity also rests in a matter of holding oneself accountable in terms of an online curriculum versus offline which is truly beneficial in the mode of having a specific time to spend on class work, resources for classes.
Ripe time for a disruption in higher-ed to say the least!!!!
- AOTD on 4/23/20 - Scout: deephdave
Good for you man!
I have been phasing out all forms of social media one site at a time the past 2-3 years and have ended up back where I began.
Initially deleted Twitter, then Facebook, then Instagram and then Snapchat.
All throughout this time I was shamefully using Facebook still not on the app, but on my Safari app... but at the start of Quarantine I deactivated my Facebook for good and have been incredibly pleased with this.
It is interesting though... the more time I’ve spent away from social media, the more I’ve had a chance to re-evaluate the way in which I had used it. It feels great to educate ourselves on just how critical of a role social media plays... the vast potential it has in channeling your message is wonderful.
It just seems as though, if you don’t take the time to reflect on your goals with social media... one will never use it to its full utility. And that’s what taking a step back from social media has allowed for me and I hope it allows that for you too!
I’m back on Twitter however and reactivated my old profile, and realized that I want to be more “public” with my music and my intellectual interests. So cheers to new beginnings!
Another beautiful long-form writing on consciousness. "We must know and we will know."
--Takes a deep dive into IIT (integrated information theory) along with the view of panpsychism in regards to consciousness.
- AOTD on 4/19/20 - Scout: bartadamleyThe Guardian | Oliver Burkeman | 1/21/15 | 27 min12 reads10 comments9.3The GuardianOliver Burkeman|1/21/15|27 min12 reads9.3
"It would be poetic – albeit deeply frustrating – were it ultimately to prove that the one thing the human mind is incapable of comprehending is itself."
What an enjoyable deep-dive article on the hard problem of consciousness. I highly recommend this!
- The New York Times Company | PAUL MOZUR | 4/16/20 | 7 min1 read1 comment9.0The New York Times CompanyPAUL MOZUR|4/16/20|7 min1 read9.0
It has me curious what our eventual after-math of the coronavirus will be in America. Obviously, it will not be all that similar to this experience in China, however I do believe there are some trends that we all need to keep our eyes out for.
Interesting read however!
- AOTD on 4/15/20 - Scout: joanne
This article completely resonates with me! This silence, this pause, is leading to much confusion in all of our collective lives. In essence, it forces us to reevaluate just what it is we want from our lives. I think it is made me re-think just how important physical presence in one another's lives really is. Intimate connection with our friends, family, even the what seems to be dreaded by a lot of us... small talk. That's right I said it- I miss small talk!
Pretty soon this all will be over, however, it is important to reflect on how you feel at this moment and remember why it is we feel this way.
As the legendary Ferris Bueller quote goes:
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it"
- -0 pts - Scout: billbartadamley2 months ago
This is desperately what I needed. It’s as if we have this sudden abundance of time, yet during this shutdown period we are trying to perfect every moment of the day productivity-wise.
It’s okay to be unproductive. It’s okay to relax. It’s okay to take a breath. We are going through something in history we have never gone through before.
Read that book you always wanted to finish. Start a tv show on Netflix to binge. Call your loved ones. Play an instrument. Write about what it is you are feeling.
Together, we can make it through this!
- AOTD on 1/23/20 - Scout: Alexabartadamley4 months ago
Holy shit. The amount that this article reasonates in this day-and-age is unbelievable. I truly enjoyed the authors' example of breaking down what ads were catered to them on their instagram feeds... quite the curious research study to conduct with our peers. As really diving into these platforms mechanics is such an important thing to do nowadays.
A quote I enjoyed from the article that made me empathize with the reading was "before long, I was looking at a lot of people I'd never met and never intended to."
It can be incredibly hard to drop individuals you have been following, it almost feels as though you are cancelling them as a person/insulting them.. which is such a strange phenomenon to experience.
All in all, really great article and thanks for sharing.
- Pocket | 12 min8 reads6 comments9.312 min8 reads9.3bartadamley5 months ago
With the impending legalization of marijuana use now being proxied in just about every state, this is an interesting take on pot and the potential for addiction. Higher THC %'s may lead us to brain damage, as the push for legalization is leading to a high demand and not necessarily the safest THC products being brought to market.